Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education

ISBN-10: 0073045322

ISBN-13: 9780073045320

Edition: 7th 2007

Authors: George Graham, Shirley Ann Holt/Hale, Melissa Parker

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Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Hardcover
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

Shirley Ann Holt/Hale is an elementary physical education teacher at Linden Elementary School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a position she has held for more than 30 years. She is the immediate past-president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the first elementary physical education teacher ever elected to the highest office of the Alliance. She is a Past-President of NASPE, a member of the NASPE Hall of Fame, and a charter member of the North American Society for Health and Physical Education Professionals. She has previously been recognized as the National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She served on the Task Force for the development of the National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE), and served as chairperson for the development of the National Teaching Standards for Physical Education (NBPTS). Dr. Holt/Hale has authored eight books, has written numerous articles, and has made over 150 invited presentations throughout the U.S. In addition to her daily teaching of elementary physical education, she serves as a consultant in curriculum development, assessment, and teaching by themes. Holt/Hale has an undergraduate degree from Berea College and a Ph.D. from Peabody/Vanderbilt University.

Melissa Parker is a professor in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado. Her areas of interest are elementary physical education and teacher education. Prior to entering higher education, Parker was an elementary physical education teacher in middle school physical education in a special program for underserved youth. Regardless of the level of teaching involved, she has the consistent desire to see students become self-directed, responsible learners. Parker received her PhD and MA from The Ohio State University. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, from which she recently received the School of Health and Human Performance Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Parker has been active in a variety of capacities at the state, regional, and national levels of AAHPERD. She has received Honor Awards at the state and national levels for her service and dedication to students..

Introduction And Content Overview
The Value and Purpose of Physical Education for Children
The Skill Theme Approach
Skill Themes, Movement Concepts, and the National Standards
Physical Fitness and Wellness for Children
Reflective Teaching
Teaching Children with Special Needs
Teaching Skills
Determining Generic Levels of Skill Proficiency
Establishing an Environment for Learning
Maintaining Appropriate Behavior
Observation Techniques
Developing the Content
Instructional Approaches
Assessing Student Learning
Understanding Your Teaching
Movement Concepts Defined
Space Awareness
Skill Theme Development
Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging
Jumping and Landing
Transferring Weight and Rolling
Kicking and Punting
Throwing and Catching
Volleying and Dribbling
Striking with Rackets and Paddles
Striking with Long-Handled Implements
Movement Concepts And Skill Themes In The Content Areas
The Skill Theme Approach in Dance
The Skill Theme Approach in Gymnastics
The Skill Theme Approach in Games
Integrating the Skill Theme Approach Across the Curriculum
The Future
Building Support for Your Program
Physical Education for Tomorrow's Children
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